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Snowbasin, Utah

Exhilarating Powder Snow

Snowbasin is one of the oldest continuously operating ski areas in the nation.

Ever since the first hearty skier schussed down these slopes in 1940, people from all over the United States have come to enjoy our exhilarating powder snow and majestic mountain scenery.

With two new gondolas, four triple chairs and one double, Snowbasin is easily able to transport nearly 18,000 skiers per hour onto 3,000 acres of packed trails, powder bowls and glades. This terrain make skiing & riding at Snowbasin a sheer delight.

Earl's Lodge at the base is open every day @ 8 am. The Cinnabar in Earl's Lodge is great for lunch & apr├Ęs ski. Needles Lodge & John Paul Lodge are situated high on top the slopes offering more great food & vistas.

The Ogden Valley, nine miles from the Snowbasin base area, offers overnight accommodations and dining. Ogden city, 17 miles to the west, boasts a wide array of dining, lodging and shopping.

The Snowbasin Snowsports has adopted TBL (terrain based learning) method and is open seven days a week with group and private lessons for all ages and ability levels. The staff of experienced professional instructors is trained in all phases of ski and snowboard instruction from first-day beginner to the expert wanting to sharpen his or her powder technique.

Owned by the Corporate Group that includes the world-famous Sun Valley Resort in Idaho and Little America hotels, Snowbasin foresees a bright future.


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Mountain Statistics for Snowbasin
Base Elevation: 6,291 ft (1,917 meters)
Summit Elevation: 9,250 ft (2,819 m)
Vertical Drop: 2,959 ft (902 m)
Skiable Area: 3,000 acres (1,215 hectares)
Annual Snowfall: 300 in (762 cm)
Longest Run: 15,840 ft (4,828 m)
Snowmaking: 34 %
Number of Lifts: 12
Uphill Lift Capacity: 18,000 per hour
Types of Lifts: 2 Moving Carpet
1 Tow Rope
4 Triple Chairs
2 Hi Speed Quad
2 Gondolas
1 Tram
Number of Trails: 104
Trail Ratings for Snowbasin
Easiest: Easiest 10%
More Difficult: More Difficult 40%
Most Difficult: Most Difficult 25%
Experts Only: Experts Only 25%
Trail ratings indicate the relative difficulty of the runs within a given ski area and are not meant to be used for comparison between ski areas.
Area Details for Snowbasin
Alpine Skiing: Yes
Snowboarding: Yes
Terrain Park: Yes
Nearby Cross Country: 18 km
Nearby Snow Tubing: Yes
Snowshoe Trails: Yes